2018, Christian Fiction, Faith, fiction, Historical, Uncategorized

When Tides Turn~Sarah Sundin~

When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, #3)

 

~Synopsis~

Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy’s newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

 

 

~My Review~

Wow! Sarah Sundin never fails to disappoint! Why did I wait so long to read this book?

What really drew me to this book was the beautiful book cover of course! I LOVE this book cover and when I saw it I knew that I had to read it.

The story was very moving and I love how Sarah Sundin interweaves history and drama into her novels. I also love how most of her books are interconnected but you can still read this book as a stand-alone as well.

I just love reading Sarah Sundin’s books and I can’t wait to read her next novel. I highly recommend this novel!

 

 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

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2018, Christian, Christian Fiction, Faith, fiction, Uncategorized

The Vicar’s Daughter~ Josi S. Kilpack~

 

~Synopsis~

Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society. There’s only one problem: her older sister Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.

Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle’s heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted in a new town and in his new position.

A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.

As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar’s daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love?

 

~My Review~

I really,really,really wanted to like this book. I was interested in this book because it was published by the same company that published Edenbrooke and Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson.
I’m always ready to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading books because I think that is the only way to find a good read.

The synopsis sounded very interesting so I decided to give this book a go. The beginning started out really well and it kept my interest at first and not to mention the book cover is beautiful. That’s one of my weaknesses is to read a book with a beautiful book cover.
As the book progressed I lost interest pretty quickly.

I was just disappointed because the plot sounded so mesmerizing but the book just didn’t do it for me. It fell flat. I’m not giving up on this author just yet but this book just wasn’t a
favorite of mine at all.

 

 

*I received a free copy in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

2018, 2019, Christian Fiction, Shadow Mountain, Uncategorized

Healing Hearts~Sarah Eden~

Healing Hearts (Savage Wells #2)

 

~Synopsis~

Wyoming Territory, 1876

As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.

When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara’s message had gotten turned around. He didn’t want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.

But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward—and often humorous—dance of getting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town. Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam’s arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.

 

 

~My Review~

 

I’ve been waiting for a long time to read something by Sarah Eden for quite a while now. I was really intrigued by this story from the very beginning.
It’s really hard for me to find books that draw me in from the start. I loved this book! I think that the cover was beautifully well done.
The romance was just amazing!

The plot was solid,entertaining, and well thought out. I fell in love with both of the main characters which is hard to do with some books.

I was so delighted by this book and I hope to read more by Sarah Eden really soon! I loved reading this novel and I was engrossed by every word. I highly recommend this book!

 

 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

2018, Book, fiction, Historical Fiction, Regency Fiction, Thomas Nelson, Uncategorized

Freedom’s Light~Colleen Coble~

Freedom's Light by [Coble, Colleen]

 

~Synopsis~

Hannah Thomas left the South and all that was familiar to marry her beloved John. But the fact that she’s never been quite accepted by his mother and sister and that she doesn’t quite fit the strict Massachusetts Puritan community only becomes more difficult when John is killed in one of the first battles in the war for freedom. Hannah is allowed to continue to serve as lightkeeper for the twin tower lighthouses on the lonely coastline, but it is grueling work for a woman alone.

One of the first shipwrecks washes ashore a handsome captain she thinks is a Tory, but she soon finds out he’s working as a spy for Washington. Much stands in the way of their happiness including the need to protect his secret, pressure from John’s family to marry another, near-constant disapproval from the townspeople, and the appearance of Hannah’s wayward sister. Coupled with the strain of war, Hannah isn’t sure she’ll ever see the light of freedom.

 

 

~Review~

I haven’t read much by Colleen Coble and so when I saw this book, I was willing to give it a try. To say the least, the first few lines did not hold my attention at all. I always count on the beginning of the book to really pull me in so that I can have some hope of finishing the book.

It held my attention in the first chapter and then I just couldn’t finish the book. I was hoping to like this book because I love reading historical fiction but it was disappointing.

I’m not giving up on this author because I at least like to give authors two or three chances because I love reading Christian fiction. Overall, even thought the book cover was pretty amazing, this book just wasn’t my cup of tea.

 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*